Chaos Magic, Illuminates of Thanateros

(Originally posted 12.00 06/07/21, last updated 14.58, 07/07/21)

The WikkiPedia page for ‘The Illuminates of Thanateros’ reads as follows;

The Illuminates of Thanateros (/ɪˈljuːmɪˌnɪts ɒvˌθænəˈtɛroʊs/) is an international magical organization that focuses on practical group work in chaos magic. The idea was first announced in 1978, while the order proper was formed in 1987. This fraternal magical society has been an important influence on some forms of modern occultism.

The name “Thanateros” is a combination of the names “Thanatos” and “Eros”— the Greek gods of death and sex, respectively. The idea is that sex and death represent the positive and negative methods of attaining “magical consciousness”. The word “Illuminates” is used in accordance with the claimed tradition of calling such societies — in which those who have mastered the secrets of magic help bring others to mastership — “the Illuminati”. Its formal name is The Magical Pact of the Illuminates of Thanateros, which is usually shortened to “the Pact”.

A ‘Chaos sphere’: The symbol of The Illuminates of Thanateros

I was a member of the Illuminates of Thanateros during a period of youthful ‘spiritual searching’ around 1993, at the age of 22/23, gaining a certain level of pseudo-fame, but resigned in disappointment and disgust on May 1st 2001, at the age of 30. Since it is not uncommon for people to become confused about the reality behind groups such as the Illuminates of Thanateros I here make statement as to my personal experience of them.

The Illuminates of Thanateros are in no way connected to the historical secret society real or otherwise at the centre of so many conspiracy theories. Nevertheless, their membership is largely secret, with the identification of other members punished by expulsion, as is the case with activities at their meetings. The reason for this is supposedly because magic itself requires secrecy, and to protect participants from public misunderstandings, but these same oaths of secrecy are open for exploitation by a criminal leadership.

The pseudo-philosophy of The Illuminates of Thanateros is encapsulated in the couplet “Nothing is true and everything is permitted”, supposedly expressing both existential and ‘edgy’ moral relativism. The leadership of the Illuminates of Thanateros at the time of my own membership were not to my knowledge of a criminal nature, but during my membership I witnessed new ‘initiates’ of increasingly criminal character. Whether criminal or not, few people I met during my involvement were of positive influence, while many were narcissistic and cruel.

During my involvement they were little more than an extremely pretentious amateur drama club. ‘Group work in chaos magic’ largely consisted of meetings held in rented dance and rehearsal studios where members dressed in black robes and pranced in a circle while taking turns standing in the middle and pretending to be ‘possessed’. I resigned when a suspected paedophile and known drug dealer was being promoting to ‘rank’ within the group, along with the more or less automatic admission of any ranking member of the equally dubious Church of Satan, and they had all started prancing around in a black leather ‘Baphomet’ (ie ‘Satan’) costume with crooked wings and an oversized ‘Heaven threatening’ phallus.

.. a worry I also informed the police of in 2005 after hearing rumours this drug dealer and suspected paedophile had reconnected to an old friend from Peckham; well known on ‘the scene’ (and through what this individual had told me) to be a paedophile that controlled under-age rent boys with drugs – possibly none other than the convicted paedophile cult leader Colin Batley. The individual I identified to the police had already been tipped off by the time I made my phone call. If this had no been so they might easily have been caught with incriminating evidence. As it was, they managed to persuade the police that I was an ex-lover with a vendetta – nothing could have been further from the truth.

We were at this time being stalked by an individual we later recognised in the newspapers as Batley. We had received death threats from Jasmine DeVille’s ex partner Peter Pracownick, now known to be friends with leading figures in The Illuminates of Thanateros. Although we did not know the identity of our stalker we reported this to the police.

I also met that year with Peter J Carroll, the Illuminates of Thanateros‘ founder, who failed to heed my warning. we now have reason to believe Carroll may have been implicated or compromised, since his responses have been inconsistent and deliberately oblique. He has also published defamation about me on his own website ‘Specularium’, largely following what has been dictated to him by The Illuminates of Thanateros, although he knows it is defamation. When I met with him he boasted of having received fan mail from category A offenders and said of The Illuminates of Thanateros, “If you want to enjoy a sausage it is best not to think about how it is made.”.

In 2009. shortly after I had released The Khaonomicon, with an introduction by Peter J Carroll, I got talking with an initiate of The Illuminates of Thanateros in a ‘Chaos Magic’ group on MySpace. They happened to pass a comment regarding “Colin Batley’s working group in Wales.” The name meant nothing at the time, but I remember laughing with Jasmine at the idea of a Magus called Colin batley, and that the IOT now had a Temple in Wales, joking that the order must be ‘seriously going up in the world’.

Jasmine and I both recognised the name when Colin Batley was in the newspapers in 2011, sentenced to 11 years (possibly life) for his involvement in a paedophile sex cult. We also realised he was the person who had been stalking us.

In 2012 I was present at the first disclosures of a learning disabled teenager who identified to me several members of The Illuminates of Thanateros, along with Colin Batley, as having been abusing them from around the age of six. This too was taken to the police, who failed to undertake a thorough investigation. Note that this has been a common theme regarding police and Colin Batley’s cult, the majority of whom – although having been shown to exist – remain at large. Batley himself was sentenced to extra years for refusing to identify them. It is clearly reported in the newspapers that the cult was large, and had strong connections in Wales, Bristol, and London.. just like The Illuminates of Thanateros.

While researching what had been going on with the Illuminates of Thanateros in my absence I came across the website of their German section, with a link to the website It is apparently sourced from an American ‘Satanic’ group but has many other clear links to the Illuminates of Thanateros in the Uk. Written in the language of Typhonian Thelema meets Chaos Magic, the site deals with (what are allegedly, although this is not stated anywhere on the site) fantasies of mind control, the sexual exploitation of adults and children, and human sacrifice (including a description of ritualistic infanticide allegedly performed by ‘Temple Dahmer’). At this time already nearly a decade old, the site also contained what appeared to be overt adverts and links for what was described as ‘kiddy porn’ (child abuse images and films) but has since been heavily edited and censored.

In 2014, the Book Devil on the Doorstep by Annabelle Forest was published. It author is one of the girls whose testimony was accepted in Crown Court in the prosecution and sentencing of Colin Batley. For the first time in any publication, it was confirmed there was indeed a learning disabled male exploited by the cult from the ages of 6 to 16. Her book also confirms a number of other details concerning the disclosures brought to police in 2012. Although Batley was identified to police in the disclosures of 2012 the IOPC have failed to deal with our complaints regarding previous failures to heed to disclosures regarding this paedophile ring and investigate appropriately. This would also mean admitting to previous very serious oversights and mishandlng of what should have been – but was not – an extremely serious investigation into those identified..

Also around 2014, a single mother and ‘Novice’ of the German section of the Illuminates of Thanateros posted a blog entry – which has since been deleted – regarding her concerns when she brought up the subject of Colin batley with her ‘Mentor’. The reply she received was not that Colin Batley has not been a member of the IOT, or that the UK section were innocent of involvement in his crimes, but simply that “Not everyone saw it as a problem.” She said she was leaving the cult, which I hope to be true for her child’s sake.

In the years since there has been steadily growing evidence that The Illuminates of Thanateros have been funding themselves through the distribution of drugs, and the creation and distribution of filmed sadistic child abuse, some but not all of which is ‘Satanic’ in its props and themes. Having become confounded with conspiracy theory, this has made it even harder for their victims to get justice – but just as one can ‘search’ on PornHub for ‘Satanic Ritual’, so have these criminals used their props and numbers to create films of apparent ‘Satanic Ritual’ child abuse. It is no more mysterious than this – child abuse so-called ‘pornography’ crimes are more lucrative, and harder to get caught for, than selling drugs, and the ‘SRA’ theme makes it even more profitable and harder to get caught for.

Around 2017 I received an email from Ray Sherwin, co-founder of The Illuminates of Thanateros, asking for further information as he had allegedly received many communications from people with grievances against the IOT. He has since written a book OUROBOROS distancing himself from both Peter J. Carroll and the Illuminates of Thanateros, making reference to a ‘ranking’ member’s previous criminal history; I have had verified from other sources that they caused a number of deaths by creating and distributing amphetamines dyed with pink nail varnish.

The Illuminate of Thanateros has since been disowned and discredited by both its founders; Peter J. Carroll, who we believe to have been more closely linked to their crimes than he might ever see prosecution for, and Ray Sherwin, who has disclosed of having received many complaints as to the IOT’s abusive activities online and in his book OUROBOROS – with Carroll’s refusal to take responsible action against the Illuminates of Thanateros being a large part of their having fallen out.

I have since been bullied off of social media by anonymous accounts clearly linked to The Illuminates of Thanateros:

Soon to turn 51, I am embarrassed at my naivety in expected to meet nice people by joining a black magic cult, and my hubris at ever believing I had found ‘real magic’, but at least I grew out of it. I finally concluded that what the Illuminates of Thanateros call ‘Chaos magic’ is nothing more than a system of wilful self delusion, and a pseudo-philosophical excuse for ‘moral relativity’. It is my sincere and honest opinion that the current leadership of The Illuminates of Thanateros present a clear and present danger to the public.


Chaos Magic, Child Abuse, Coincidence, Conspiracy, Cover Up, Crime, Illuminates of Thanateros, Paedophilia, Ritual Murder

Having heard that Phil Hine‘s CONDENSED CHAOS has recently been republished in the UK as an audiobook I am reminded that he and Dave Lee published pro-paedophile materials in Chaos International magazine, grooming the burgeoning community right from the start.

The below is from Chaos International issue 8.

As Phil rightly points out, the Chaos magician Hakim Bey was also openly pro-paedophile. This shows that an irresponsible attitude towards paedophilia was ingrained into the Chaos Magic movement right from the start. No wonder so few of those identifying with this movement seem to care that their ‘influencers’ include so many nonces. Had I been wiser in my youth I would never have involved myself in this movement. It is a great shame to me that my name is still associated with it in any way.


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Many of those who escaped prosecution alongside Colin Batley declare themselves publicly not just as magicians and witches but as ‘spiritual leaders’. Despite having been repeatedly disgraced by a virtual firing ring of genuine teachers, originators, and influencers, they still manage to position themselves in social hierarchies – most often by exploiting the ambitious (“I can be good for your career / help you gain your aspirations / I know all the right people etc.”). Despite their self image as ‘mind bending magicians’, despite all their psuedo-Tantric ‘Left Hand Path’ gobbledegook about klesha smashing and taboo breaking, they are in reality nothing more than narcissistic psychopaths. Once one understands their true nature their behaviour ceases to be in any way mysterious – indeed it becomes wholly predictable, sickening, and very sad.

Two of those previously involved with the ‘Satanic’ paedophile ring of Colin Batley are currently presenting themselves as leading figures in the Psychedelics community, gaining narcissistic supply and ‘flying monkeys’. Where most people approaching psychedelics do so with a view to self exploration and self improvement, these psychopaths seems to be able to endure shamanic doses while remaining completely unchanged. One is reminded that the Manson Family also took a lot of psychedelics, and none of them seemed to chill out as people either.. and when we met Batley personally he presented himself (unlike his appearance in the newspapers) as an ‘acid head hippy’ with a face covered in fake tattoos (drawn in Sharpie pen by Peter Pracownick).

According to one of theses self professed psychedelic guru’s own ‘lectures’, when they took ayahuasca and asked to speak with the ‘Big A’ itself they were replied to with a vision of (Pinky and) the Brain. For those unaware of this 1980s children’s cartoon:

They rationalized this in a way that supported their ego, of course, rather than seeing the clear judgement and warning being made to them – no no no, it was not saying they are a psychopathic mouse that will defeat themselves by the end of the episode.. no matter that the real shaman all see the ‘Big A’ as a Mother or a Serpent.. no no.. It was the ‘Big A’ taking a form specifically to impress them, emulating ‘the Brain’ because (by their own admission) this megalomaniac cartoon character had been such a huge influence on them as they were growing up.. because they identified with ‘the Brain’..

Digital art by NJH

If the vision can be interpreted as a message from ‘the Ayahuasca spirit’ it was clearly taking the piss out of them – as I am sure many reading this will comprehend. Despite being shown their own worst flaws by ‘the Big A’ ayahuasca they failed to take away any lesson, or to change in any way. In their mind, despite all their secret anger and shame, there is no reason for them to change. They are already an elevated being, admired and followed, decorated, and envied by all. Anything they have done to secretly hurt other people is justified by virtue of their imagined status. They are not interested in changing for the better, and will never try to repair any of the damage they have done to anyone, because it is everyone else that needs to change.

Meanwhile, we patiently wait for the end of the episode, confident that Pinky and the Brain will not only fail to ‘take over the world’, they will fail comically.. and they will do so all on their own!


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It is undeniable that Austin Osman Spare has a huge influence on modern occultism, having been made posthumously ‘famous’ in this context through the works of Kenneth Grant. Ironically, Spare held nothing but disdain for such pretentious and pompous ‘society’ when he was alive. You would not find him hanging out with Crowley, or even Gerald Gardner. As he wrote in The Book of Pleasure: The Psychology of Ecstasy;

“[Some] praise ceremonial Magic, and are supposed to suffer much Ecstasy! Our asylums are crowded, the stage is over-run! Is it by symbolising we become the symbolized? Were I to crown myself King, should I be King? Rather should I be an object of disgust or pity. These Magicians, whose insincerity is their safety, are but the unemployed dandies of the Brothels. Magic is but one’s natural ability to attract without asking; ceremony what is unaffected, its doctrine the negation of theirs. I know them well and their creed of learning that teaches the fear of their own light. Vampires, they are the very lice in attraction. Their practices prove their incapacity, they have no magic to intensify the normal, the joy of a child or healthy person, none to evoke their pleasure or wisdom from themselves. Their methods depending on a morass of the imagination and a chaos of conditions, their knowledge obtained with less decency than the hyena his food.”

Which was Spare’s way of saying he thought were are all a bit pretentious. Having explored the world of ‘ceremonial magicians’, and having fallen out with nearly all the biggest poseurs for all the right reasons, I am inclined to agree with him. Nevertheless, Austin’s friend Kenneth Grant seems to have been a jolly good chap. I reproduce some of the good things he had to say about me in The Neuronomicon.

Nor, as a ghost, is Spare impressed by the ever recycled fad of Chaos Magic, or fools as Peter J. Carroll, who dared claim heritage of the Zos Kia Cultus. In his Austin’s words, “Don’t blame me for this crap. They’re all cursed. Every single fucking one of the dirty lying cunts.”

That’s not a quote from one of his books. I heard him say it.

I have met the ghost of Austin Osman Spare a few times. I know how that sounds. Everyone has their opinion on the existence or non existence of ghosts, and there are enough of us that believe in them that you cannot call us all crazy. We all have our own experiences. Nobody can prove whether ghosts exist or not in absolute terms, but I have had several persuasive experiences that, at least at the time, convinced me they do. But I am not making any claims as to their absolute reality.

Spare would say it was our belief in them that made them real. His definition of real might not be the same as a closed minded materialist, and nor is mine. My experiences of meeting the ghost of Austin have been amongst the most persuasive, often coinciding with significant turning points in my life.

I have also known others with similar experiences of meeting the ghost of Austin Osman Spare, along with someone who seems to appear in several of his drawings. It has always been out of kindness on the part of his ghost that he appeared to us, because we needed to know we were not alone. Because we were struggling, like he did as an artist with integrity, refusing to bow to any ‘scene’ and selling his art in local pubs. It is never because he has been ‘summoned’ or has lowered himself to appear at a seance – everyone who has met his ghost, or experienced meeting his ghost, agrees on his contempt for ceremonial magicians and spiritualists. I know there are plenty of people who claim otherwise, but as Spare put it, “Their formula is deception and they are deceived.”

That is not a quote from his books either.

We get along well, Spare and I. We have a lot in common. We are both witches, originating from East Anglian tradition, what have walked what he calls “The Path Direct”. That sounds pretentious, and he is, because what he means is simply “straying from the beaten track”. Going your own way. So we are both connected to the same tradition. And we are both uncompromising magical artists, although I make no claim to be his equal as a draughtsman. The last time I laid eyes on an original Spare was at an exhibition of works by Aubrey Beardsley – which as a ‘footnote’ also included a portrait of Beardley’s wife, which Beardsley himself had commissioned from Austin Osman Spare. We both, his ghost and I, agree that he is unequalled. But I have also experienced his displeasure and even his anger. I am glad I have never pissed him off enough to get cursed, although its fair to say he has knocked me for six a couple of times. You really don’t want to meet the ghost of Austin Osman Spare when he shifts into his atavisms.

Ralph Tegtmeir – a matter of record

Chaos Magic, Child Abuse, Colin Batley, Conspiracy, Cover Up, Crime, Elite Paedophile Network, Illuminates of Thanateros, Occult, Paedophilia, Ritual Abuse, Ritual Murder, Satanic Ritual Abuse, Satanism, Sorcery

This is occultist Ralph Tegtmier’s response to my sending him a video exposing extreme child abuse within the occult community, involving at least one person he is familiar with – and my response to him. It deserves to be made public and a matter of record.


Extreme child abuse is not a matter to remain neutral on – and no occultist can afford to. All those who pretend they ‘did not know’, along with all those who claim they ‘do not believe’, have been made aware of enough evidence that any rational human would at least have questions. Instead, all these charlatans have to offer is disrespect.

If you haven’t by now had at least the instinct towards truth, you are not some kind of ‘psychic’, nor any kind of ‘magician’. And if you do have an instinct, and do nothing, you are an enabler. No decent human being, knowing the truth about you, would piss on you if you were on fire.

Ralph is, of course, welcome to engage in rational communication regarding this issue. He will, of course, remain ‘aloof’ – a matter which most onlookers will rightly interpret as nothing more than shameful. I doubt he will have the courage and grace to respond at all.

Power and wisdom to the real magicians among us – and shame to those who allow paedophiles to hide in our ranks.

The Bristol prostitutes and the paedophile Satanic sex cult which horrified a country

Chaos Magic, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Colin Batley, Conspiracy, Cover Up, Crime, Elite Paedophile Network, Illuminates of Thanateros, Mind Control, Murder, Occult, Paedophilia, Paganism, Ritual Abuse, Ritual Murder, Satanic Ritual Abuse

I don’t know how we missed this one November last year in our local BristolPost. This cult is still operating under new leadership. The full story is yet to be told – because it is STILL GOING ON. He was not simply a self-style Priest of Thelema; people believed in his because he held rank in the Orodo Templi Orientis (the ‘religious order’ founded by Crowley). Others involved include leading members of the Illuminates of Thanateros and a shocking number of others among the Pagan / occult community.



Two Bristol prostitutes were part of a Satanic sex cult which took over a quiet Welsh village as their leader brainwashed and then raped children in sickening rituals.

Shelly Millar and Jacqueline Marling worked in brothels in Bristol – but were forced into prostitution by evil cult leader Colin Batley.

The full story of how the evil former Tesco security guard established the depraved cult in Clos Yr Onnen, Kidwelly, in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, has now been told for the first time, reports Wales Online .

As residents in the Carmarthenshire estate went about their daily lives , they had no idea the horror which was being inflicted in Batley’s home.

One victim, who was raped by leader Colin Batley when she was just 11 said he told her she would “go to the abyss” if she did not have sex with him.

Another said she was passed around to have sex with strangers during Satanic parties where members wore hooded robes and referred to Batley as the High Priest.

His actions saw children and young adults intimidated into having sex in the most horrific circumstances.

The full scale of the abuse perpetrated by the cult came to light when they were jailed for a total of 36 years in 2011 – with “quasi-religious” sect leader Batley warned he may never be freed.

But the roots of what happened in Kidwelly began some two decades before when Londoner Batley moved to Carmarthenshire.

They were followed by Jacqueline Marling and Shelly Millar, who each moved into the same street and were part of the cult.

Inspired by the works of arch-satanist Aleister Crowley, who died in 1947, female members of the sect referred to Batley as “My Lord”.

Women in the cult, which they called “The Church”, filled their homes with ancient Egyptian idolatry and wore Eye of Horus protection symbol tattoos on their arms. This celebrated Crowley’s worship of the Egyptian hawk god Horus – something Batley was interested in.

Cult members would dress in hooded robes during occult rituals which usually took place before group sex.

A number of houses in the same cul-de-sac were used for the regular cult sex sessions as part of their swinging lifestyle.

Scruffy and jobless Batley, who had several missing teeth, would read from the occult bible, The Book of The Law, written more than a century ago by Crowley as well as his other works Equinox of the Gods and The Book of Magick.

He would also order cult members to have sex together and ensure that other members were present to film it.

The recorded material, though, is all believed to have been destroyed before Batley’s arrest.

He was apparently tipped off by friends in London about the impending raid on his home two days before it happened.

Batley, who was 48 when he stood trial over five weeks at Swansea Crown Court in the early part of 2011, was said to have used the cult as a form of brainwashing to justify abuse to his victims.

One schoolboy, by that time an adult, told the trial Batley had repeatedly abused him as a child.

A schoolgirl, also by then an adult, said she was forced into joining the cult through fear for her life.

Batley told her a cult assassin would kill her if she did not take part in an elaborate initiation ceremony.

It started with a 10-minute lecture on the occult by him but concluded with sex.

The schoolgirl said she was later ordered to Batley’s home on regular occasions when she would have to have sex with him.

She was also taken to satanic sex parties where she would be passed round to have sex with strangers. The Satanic cultists all had secret Eye of Horus tattoos.

At one an altar was set out with a goblet of red wine, an incense burner, and salted bread and sect members later disrobed – or, in their words, “became skyclad” – and had sex.

Giving evidence against Batley via videolink during the trial one victim claimed all he had to do was “click his fingers” to make a woman strip.

And she claimed that soon after she met Batley, when she was just 11, he told her to have sex with him or she would “go to the abyss”.

“I did not want him to do what he was doing but I did not have a choice because what Colin said was what happened. What Colin said went.”

Batley was also accused of stepping in to try to prevent a young woman from aborting a baby he believed he may have fathered so it could be “a child of the occult”.

During the trial prosecutor Peter Murphy QC told the jury: “The offences were committed against a background of persistent psychological coercion and fear using the vehicle of the occult. The victims were brainwashed, frightened – they felt they had no choice.”

The perverted events described in court took place over several decades in both Kidwelly and addresses in London.

Following the convictions of the cult members one neighbour in Clos yr Onnen recalled of Colin Batley: “The day of his son’s funeral he was sitting outside his house laughing and joking like he didn’t have a care in the world.

“It was the sort of behaviour that no normal person could comprehend.”

Batley – who smirked as the horrific allegations against him were laid bare in court – repeatedly denied the accusations against him as he spoke out in his own defence.

He denied he ran a cult or was in any way a leader. He did admit having an “open” sexual relationship with his wife and enjoying threesomes with co-defendant and “second in command” Jackie Marling, with whom he had a long-standing affair without the knowledge of his wife.

The cult was smashed by police in the summer of 2010 when two courageous victims, a man and a woman, went to them with their stories of abuse at the hands of Batley and the other defendants.

Five complainants, whose identity is protected by law, came to the subsequent trial to describe how they were taken or lured to the homes at Clos yr Onnen and subjected to sex attacks.

Several broke down and sobbed as they recalled what they had been through.

They also said others, who had not come forward, were also made to perform unspeakable acts.

Forced into selling sex

Batley also forced victims into prostitution, with prosecutor Mr Murphy saying the “controlling” and manipulative sect principal took a 25% cut of any cash other members earned.

Millar, then 35, was said to have got through 3,000 clients in a two-year period while acting as a prostitute in massage parlours in Swansea and Bristol.

The trial heard how Batley purchased a £21,000 luxury caravan in February 2010 using a £3,210 cash deposit despite having no obvious income.

Batley, who dismissed his role as a feared high priest of his own religion as “a load of rubbish”, claimed he made £10,000 a year breeding pedigree rottweilers for sale and said he also bred Siamese cats.

And he claimed some of his money came from “gambling on the dogs and horses”.

During the trial it emerged that following their arrests the preceding summer the Batleys had separated.

While giving evidence she accused her husband of laughing at her from the dock as she stood in the witness box.

She said: “I feel embarrassed to be married to him.”

And she added: “I’ve changed, you won’t get the better of me now.”

She told the court that while she and Marling had been involved in “threesomes” and had had a fling together she only found out later that her husband and Marling had been having a long-term affair.

The discovery was made when Marling sent him a birthday card with the words “To my husband” on it.

Of her marriage, Elaine Batley said on one occasion he sent a photo of her to the Readers’ Wives section of a pornographic magazine and this led to them meeting “other couples for group activities”.

As the defendants were led down the steps to court cells after being remanded in custody following the guilty verdicts against them Elaine Batley could be heard screaming “I ******* hate you” at her husband. Crying and sobbing was audible from the cell steps.

Barely containing his contempt for the defendants as he jailed them for total of 47 charges, Judge Paul Thomas QC told them: “You besmirched the unsuspecting community of Kidwelly by setting up a community within a community which involved rape, child sex abuse and prostitution.”

The trial was so harrowing that jurors were offered counselling.

Cult leader’s son died ‘during sex act’

Colin and Elaine Batley’s home was also the scene of the death of their son Damian during a sex act gone wrong.

On February 1, 2008, the former Asda cashier filmed himself on his mobile phone as he accidentally hanged himself.

A family member found Mr Batley naked and hanged, an inquest heard.

The police were called and when they arrived at the scene they found video footage on his mobile phone.

Deputy coroner Pauline Mainwaring recorded a verdict of accidental death from hanging.

She added: “There is no evidence to suggest suicide.”

She confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances and no-one else was involved.

The defendants and their sentences

Colin Batley

The self-styled ‘high priest’ of the cult grew up in Shoreditch, London, and once worked for Tesco as a night security guard.

He also ran a fruit and vegetable stall. He spent 28 years married to wife and co-defendant Elaine.

Batley claimed his late lorry driver father sexually abused him as a child.

Asked in court about his fascination for Egypt the 48-year-old just said: “Egypt? I don’t mind Egypt.”

He was convicted of 35 offences including 11 rapes and numerous child sex crimes.

Sentencing him to an indeterminate prison term on public protection grounds and ordering him to serve at least 11 years before being eligible for parole, Judge Paul Thomas QC told him: “When this case was opened to the jury you Colin Batley were described as evil.

“That in my view is an accurate statement of your character. You set yourself up as the ruler of a sick little kingdom surrounded by three women who danced as your willing attendants regarding you as their master.

“It’s clear you dedicated your life since the age of 12 or 13 to satisfying your sexual urges by any means at your disposal.

“You left your victims psychologically scarred and treated them as sexual playthings.”

Elaine Batley

She grew up in East London and had tattoos including the Eye of Horus on her arm, a pentagram above Egyptian script on her leg, Tutankhamun on her back plus another Egyptian script on her back which she claimed she did not understand.

When asked if she had ever been to Egypt during her trial the then 47-year-old said she would like to have gone but had not visited “because of the heat”.

She also told the court she liked the ancient Egyptians because “they were good to their slaves”.

She admitted to an affair with Jackie Marling and “a fumble” with Shelly Millar and told the court she was interested in Aleister Crowley and read his work.

According to one of the victims in the case Batley’s wife was treated “like a slave” but the judge said she became a willing participant in her husband’s “wickedness”.

The jury heard how a young boy was tricked into having sex with her

She was jailed for eight years after being convicted of indecency with children.

Jacqueline Marling

She grew up in Poplar, East London, and was 42 at the time she stood trial.

Marling initially denied to police officers that she was a prostitute but her car was spotted making regular trips to brothels in the centre of Swansea and Bristol.

She sported an Eye of Horus tattoo on her arm and had a figurine of a cat goddess in her home plus a drawing of the Mask of Tutankhamun and one of the hawk-headed Egyptian god Horus.

She had affairs with Colin Batley and Elaine Batley.

Described as ringleader Colin Batley’s “second in command”, she was jailed for 12 years for aiding and abetting rape and child sex offences.

Jailing Marling, the judge told her: “After Colin Batley you are the most culpable in this horrific scenario. Your relationship with him brought together two kindred evil spirits.

“You were clearly besotted with him and The Book Of The Law and I view you effectively as his second in command in all this.

“You may or may not take this as a compliment but you have fully lived up to the ideals of your mentor Aleister Crowley.”

He added: “Throughout the trial you have not displayed a flicker of emotion. The tears in your eyes now I take to be tears of self-pity.”

The 35-year-old sobbed as she was found guilty of two counts of indecency with children, one of which involved having sex with a 12-year-old boy.

Having grown up in Kent, Millar had an Eye of Horus tattoo on her arm and admitted to having around 3,000 clients as a prostitute during a two-year period working in Swansea and Bristol.

She was jailed for five years.

The aftermath

In the aftermath of the court case neighbours in Clos yr Onnen described Batley as an “evil bully”.

His rundown home had a torn and ragged England flag pinned outside while two rottweiler dogs – named Sekhet after the Egyptian lion goddess and Toots, short for Tutankhamun – could often be heard leaping at the door.

People nearby described how Batley – who also had a cat called Rameses – used to walk around the estate with his two dogs as if to intimidate people.

“Colin Batley is the most disgusting and vile man you could meet,” one neighbour said at the time.

One woman said: “Batley and one of his friends used to have a van calling regularly, with a consignment of contraband tobacco and, we think, pornography. They used to head off to France on fortnightly trips and sometimes were gone for as long as six weeks. It makes you wonder if part of their cult activity was going on there too.”

Seven years later street resident John Wheatland still remembers being able to hear one of the victims crying at night.

He didn’t know why and says he had “no idea whatsoever” of the awful reality of what was going on.

“She would cry every night, sobbing,” he said.

“I didn’t know why and I never raised suspicions but I should have known something wasn’t right.”

Mr Wheatland also described an extraordinary incident as he worked in the garden of his home and saw a teenage girl “done up to look like a film star” nearby.

He estimated her to be aged 14 or 15.

“She looked at me and said: ‘Do you want sex then?’ I was shocked. I don’t know what I said but I went inside.

“I’d never heard anything like that before.”

The woman who had dressed her, her said, “used to dress up in very short skirts and high heels and walk to Batley’s house”.

Recalling the day the cult members were arrested in the summer of 2010 he said he had been leaving his house at around 8.30am when he saw police cars in the street.

“When I came back they were gone,” he said. “I had no idea what it was about.

“This is a quiet neighbourhood. When all those Londoners came down it was very strange.

“Batley was very arrogant. Apart from that there was nothing suspicious about him. We didn’t speak.”

Speaking in 2014 one of the victims of the cult – who published a book under the pseudonym Annabelle detailing what she had been through over 11 harrowing years of abuse – described how her own mother, Jackie Marling, abused her under Batley’s orders.

“Nothing can hurt me as much as my mum and that man,” she said.

“My mother was an evil woman and I’ll never forgive her.”

By then a mother herself and living happily in another part of the UK, she told how she was just seven years old when first forced to watch her mother perform a sex act on Batley.

At the age of 11 she was raped by him in her own home and three years later she was made to take part in group sex with her mother.

“I went to the sentencing in court because I wanted to see her one last time,” she said. “I wanted her to reach out to me, to say it was all his fault and she was under his spell.

“But she didn’t. She just made a face and asked what I was doing there.

“She went to prison unrepentant and I suppose that made me realise it wasn’t just him. She was evil too. As a mother myself I can hardly believe how she treated me. It was unnatural and cruel.

“But there is no point getting depressed about it, you have to live for the future. But I never want to see her again. Nothing can hurt me as much as they did but that is what makes me stronger.”

She described how the children abused by the cult were cut off from their peers and forced to take part in long church services and obey Batley’s every whim.

“We weren’t even allowed to look in his eyes,” said Annabelle.

“He ruled our little community with an iron will and we were made to do what he ordered for fear of angering the Gods.”

In Batley’s ‘Church’, children were led to believe they were proving themselves to the Gods by passing tests, which usually involved sex with either him or other cult members.

Annabelle recalled the first time he raped her when she was just 11 years old.

“The worst thing about it was the fact that he made me think I was doing it out of choice,” she said.

“It was awful. The most painful and shocking thing that had ever happened – but it was my path, that’s what he told me, and if I didn’t do it I would go to the Abyss, which was our version of hell.

“Colin knew how to manipulate you, to make you believe anything he said.”

But Annabelle’s most horrific experience was when her own mother assaulted her at the age of 14.

“Afterwards, Colin asked me if I enjoyed it and I knew what I had to say – I had to say yes. But inside I felt like dying.”

The tests did not end there – at 14 she was forced into a relationship with another cult member five years her senior and by then she was having regular group sex with Batley and her mother.

“I was a schoolgirl by day and a sex slave at night,” she said. “It got so bad that at one point I tried to take my own life.”

Aged 18, three months after having Batley’s child, she was forced into prostitution.

It was the love of her daughter that saved her and gave her a reason to live – she bravely escaped in the dead of night when her baby was one year old.

By the time of her escape she had slept with over 1,800 men – the proceeds of which had all gone towards ‘the Church’.

After the case another victim described how Batley forced her to put on a satanic symbol and raped her as a teenager.

The woman described how he ruled the cult by fear.

“[Colin] was the boss. He barked orders at everybody including me.

“People just did what they were told. He had Rottweilers that were scared of him but vicious to everyone else.

“At 15 I had to have sex with Colin. He said it was an initiation into the occult.

“He said he did not want to do it but it had to be done. He said if I did not follow orders I would be killed. People ‘higher up’ in the cult would do it, he said.”

Reflecting on his jail term she added: “A hundred years would not be enough for Colin Batley.

“But at least now myself and the other victims can start to rebuild our lives outside of the shadow of that contemptible man.”

She was originally from London but was brought to Wales by Batley where she was abused and “passed round” to other cult members who had sex with her.

She said: “He said the occult was strong in Wales.”


The Illuminates of Thanateros & Children

Chaos Magic, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Colin Batley, Conspiracy, Crime, Elite Paedophile Network, Illuminates of Thanateros, Paedophilia, Ritual Abuse, Ritual Murder, Satanic Ritual Abuse, Satanism


Why are children being allowed at any meetings of the Illuminates of Thanateros (Thanatos = Death, Eros=Sex) at all?

This screen grab is taken from recent internal communications of the Illuminates of Thanateros, Austrian section. During the years of my own involvement with this order, which began in 1993 and ended with my resignation in 2001, no children were allowed at any meetings under any circumstances.
This recent IOT missive appears to be nothing more than a disclaimer – bring your kids along, but all the legal risks are your own. In other words – give us your children, and take all the legal blame too. It is a common technique of organized crime to ensure that any serious crimes are well planned, with appropriate ‘patsies’ already in place. Once police have made an arrest and prosecution the case is closed, and the real perpetrators are untouchable. The case of Margaret James, and the ritualistic torture and murder of Peter Solheim, is perhaps one example of those who were involved with the Kidwelly. Satanic Child Rape Cult having previously used this technique of misdirection; it is unclear if James was also part of the same cult as her partner, but highly probable. It may or may not be that the patsy will also have been among those guilty of the crime, put forward as a ‘sacrifice’ that, despite it being known that others were involved, will nevertheless still result in the closing of a case; perhaps Colin Batley, the alleged leader of the Kidwelly Satanic Child Rape Cult, was himself merely such a ‘sacrifice’.

It is clear the so-called ‘Magical Pact’ of the Illuminates of Thanateros has devolved from the disciplined Gnostic meditation based practices upon which is was originally founded, to become what is outwardly (ie even to the ‘lower grades’ representing the order’s wider – and often far more temporary – membership) an aggressively ‘Satanic’ and psychologically puerile mob who openly encourage acts of ‘blasphemy and evil’. What hope would any parent have of being heard, considered a ‘responsible parent’, and taken seriously by police if it is known they were also a member of such a criminally conspiratorial organization? Those who are outside of cult dynamics often have no understanding of how victims are seduced, groomed, and exploited.

RIP Mick Norris

Art, Chaos Magic

We are sad to say that Mick Norris, whose illustrations for Liber Null & Psychonaut went a long way towards ensuring that book’s success, died on the 10th May. His funeral was yesterday.

Mick was a good man, wiling to stand up against the bullshit that had taken over Chaos magic, and the disgusting attitude of the author of the very book his pictures are famous for. He was also a founding member of  ICΘN; his name appearing in the start of my own work The Neuronomicon, singing its praises.

He will be sadly missed.




Chaos Magic, Child Abuse, Illuminates of Thanateros, Ritual Abuse, Ritual Murder, Satanic Ritual Abuse, Sorcery

Those who were on the scene in the 1980s – 1990s remember that Chaos magic gained its ‘street cred’ from referenced in the comic 2000AD.. where Alan More and Grant Morrison cut their teeth. I have met no small number of CM practitioners that admitted their initial introduction was through the comic – without this it probably would never have taken off and become the fad it is today.

I played a large part in Chaos magic’s appearance in 2000AD. I also appeared in the comic a number of times, although unlike Phil Hine I appear under my own name – as myself! – and have not been lampooned or killed off horribly. You can find me as Brother Nathaniel in Nemesis the Warlock, Book 3. In the only ever Nemesis photo-strip (1986) I appeared twice – as the punk in Forbidden Planet, and the loon on the moon who scrawled “Nothing is true & everything is possible” on the cell walls). More recently, a character called Nathaniel appeared in book 2 of Pat Mill’s Defoe, a story set in the 17th century, where I am seen flying around in angelic armour created by – and stolen from – Dr. John Dee.

Chaos Magic has been appearing again in the pages of 2000AD recently – the character Nemesis is long dead, but Deadlock remains alive in Pat Mill’s story ABC Warriors. The below page is from this week’s copy (artwork is by the incomparable Clint Langley).


Gosh. Deadlock sacrificing children? It is almost as if Pat Mills has been paying attention to the fact the ‘leadership’ of Chaos magic (i.e. the Illuminates of Thanateros) has fallen into the hands of ritualistic child abusers.. Deadlock almost appears to be quoting them.. And he’s being fought against by Tubal-Cain, whose name just happens to be a Masonic ‘Watchword’..

Support for our cause pops up in the most unexpected places, such as in a comic shop near you..

William Burroughs – Chaos Magician & Paedophile

Chaos Magic, Cover Up, Homosexuality, Illuminates of Thanateros, Occult, Paedophilia, Ritual Abuse


Another famous member of the Illuminates of Thanateros whose name they drop at every opportunity is the author William Burroughs. He was regularly mentioned by Dave Lee and others in the pages of Chaos International magazine.

It also just so happens that many of the trolling emails and ‘comments’ I have received from the unprosecuted members of the child abusing cul-de-sac cult of Colin Batley are in the form of ‘cut ups’ (probably written by Julian Vayne); all have been passed to the Police in the building case against them for their harassment.

A book about the Burroughs / magic connection has been written by Matthew Levi Stevens, another fool who has attempted to discredit me online whilst defending his ‘friends’ against allegations of paedophilia. He really does seem to know a lot of them, just saying.. and just for the record, no I was not the first person to draw attention to the proclivities of COIL also members of the I.O.T., as it happens).

Quite aside from Burrough’s constant narratives about ‘boy love’ he gives an anecdote about paying children to watch them perform sexual acts upon each other in this book:

This is an admission from the man himself – rather than something said ‘about’ him. During most of his lifetime male rape was not even recognized in law as a crime, whatever the age. These days they would put him away for a long time and his books would probably not be on the shelves.

Let us not forget that Burrough’s close friend Ginsberg, the man who encouraged him to seek publication, was also a ‘boy lover’ and paid up member of the North American Man/Boy Lover Association.

William Burroughs may have been a huge cultural influence but only because the ‘liberal minded’ straights can’t tell the difference between a homosexual and a paedophile. This same ‘confusion’ allowed the Paedophile Information Exchange to flourish during the 1970s with government funding. Conflating gay rights with paedophile ‘rights’ has also lead to the concentration camps in Chechnya.